Of Consistency and the Big Why

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful

Assalamualaikum wbt and hello everyone!

I can’t believe that I had been blogging consistently for 7 weeks straight now! Alhamdulillah! My aim for the year 2021 is to be more consistent in what I’m doing, and even though I’m not that consistent in other areas, I must at least, applaud myself for being consistent in blogging! Got to celebrate the small wins! Yaay!

Though I must admit that it is really hard to be consistent. I am not accountable to anyone but myself. People might not read my blog, or they might not be anticipating my weekly blog posts, but still, I attempt to blog consistently, every Saturday, because I want to prove to myself that I can do it! I can be consistent in doing at least ONE thing!

Insya Allah, this is a good start, and one good thing will lead to another, and more good things, aameen!

I must thank Aida Azlin and her AA Plus’ Consistency Class for helping me to become more consistent. Alhamdulillah. Joining AA Plus is one of the good things that the year 2020 had brought to me.

Anyway, being consistent is super difficult. Managing your time is difficult. It doesn’t help that you have so many interests and you are juggling different roles. I can’t imagine how it would be like when I have kids. The key towards success is having discipline and a good time management!

Please pray for me to become wiser in managing my time. Aameen.

Now let’s talk about Mamasab. Embarking on a journey that forces you to be out of your comfort zone is not easy at all. Sometimes I do feel “Why am I doing this? I don’t need more money. I am comfortable with my monthly salary!”

There were fun times, and also strenuous ones. Like, dealing with the runners, collecting orders, having to explain to your customers about the delivery charges, picking up the cakes and cookies from the runner’s house after I returned home from work, lugging those plastic bags filled with heavy containers of marinated lambs, ensuring that the items received are in good conditions, etc.

Also, having to recruit more dropships, convincing them to join your team, of which some of them decided not to join (it’s okay), and the silent dropships who seem not to be doing anything (also, I couldn’t force anyone. It’s not like I’m paying them), plus the spirits of competitiveness in me- I need to make sure that I’m in the Hall of Fame every month (LOL, Kiasu), all these challenges of doing business make me feel like giving up.

But no, like what my friend H said, I must be a fighter! I must not be discouraged. I must think of my Big Why, that is, my intention of joining Mamasab in the first place.

AA said that “Making grand intentions opens up many doors of opportunities”.

So, what was my reason and intention of joining Mamasab in the first place?

Truth be told, I have to admit that I do not have a strong intention of joining Mamasab. I had lead a comfortable life, Alhamdulillah. It’s just that I’m looking for something to fill my time. Also, I want to prove to myself that I am a consistent person, because unfortunately, I am not known as someone who is consistent. Thus, by doing this all the way until I reach the Master Stockist level, I will finally be proud of myself! I can finally regard myself as a consistent person!

Thus, when facing those challenges mentioned above, I started questioning myself “Why are you really doing this Sarah? You don’t have to prove it to anyone, not even yourself!” My Big Why isn’t strong enough for me to carry on doing this. Now now, you might see that I’m about to I give up, but no, I will never give up! I just need a strong reason to keep me in a high spirit. I was in a low mood.

I was mulling over this until Allah sent me the ‘Big Why’.

A woman contacted me via Whatsapp, expressing her desire to join my team.

She is 59 years old, and she is a single mother. She had been doing a small business, and was affected badly during the MCO which led to her falling sick and was in the brink of depression. She told me that she joined a (self-enrichment) course last year, and was determined to bring herself up again, even though she is still struggling. She got my number from my father who promoted the ‘Dropships wanted’ ads on some Facebook Business Pages and well, here she is now.

I felt sad when I heard her story. Here is a woman who had almost everything taken from her- even her spirits, and she genuinely wanted to change her life by joining Mamasab, and she’s hoping that I could show her the way.

Ladies and Gentlemen, from that moment on, I finally found my Big Why.

I will help that woman to get out of her financial difficulties. I will help her to help other women/people who are suffering from this pandemic. I will never give up doing my Mamasab Business, because there are people out there who need my help! They are depending on me! I realized that through joining Mamasab, I also have a social responsibility to fulfil.

Hence, I found out that I must continue doing this because of Allah. . I want to help people because of Allah. To be honest, at first, I didn’t feel like I’m doing Mamasab because of Allah. I mean, at first, I did it to gain what, more profits? Money? Not a strong enough reason. I simply couldn’t find the connection between my doing business and doing it because of Allah. Sure, I might be giving some of the profits to charity, but, is that it? As a Muslim, I need to put Allah as the core of my intention in doing anything good, and that includes doing a business.

By doing this, every single action- promoting my business, recruiting people, coaching the new dropships, etc, insya Allah I will be rewarded by Him, and He will ease every step of my journey, aameen. All my struggles will not be in vain, as I do them to gain the pleasure of Allah

Insya Allah I will try my best to help people everywhere! Thank you Allah for giving me this reason to carry on, Alhamdulillah.

It’s back to actively promoting Mamasab again, insya Allah!

Ya Allah, please help me to help the people in need. Please make me become the medium of You granting help and relief to Your servants. Please make me be the answer to their prayers.

With that, thank you for reading and please pray for me, everyone!

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